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Congo Tetra

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Fish / pet store

Appearance

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to Feed

2/5

Easy Environment Needs

3/5

Compatibility with other species

5/5

Compatibility with own species

5/5

Activity Level

5/5

Visibility

3/5

Breeding

N/A

Interaction with owner

3/5

Peaceful and active fishes!

By

13084000, Brazil

Posted Jul 11, 2014

The behavior follows the usual of tetras: sometimes it is quiet in the corner, sometimes is swimming around the aquarium. It's a fish faster than his fellows due to his body shape. Proper lighting enhances the beauty of this fish, which grows fast and is uninhibited when it has the appropriate treatment, but does not exempt vegetation as a refuge. One detail that cannot be overlooked is the voracious appetite of this fish: they require a significant amount of live food. Mine refuse died daphnias and conserved artemias (they’ll only accept live specimens). At least 22 gallons should be enough to keep them, as well as a minimum temperature of 75F and slightly acidic water. If the tap water of the city where you live is neutral, you could add an average sized driftwood to the fish tank. That should make the pH decrease to 6.8 or 6.7, and their habitat would be near perfect.

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